CAN252 - Canadians and Americans

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Subject Title
Canadians and Americans

Subject Description
This subject will examine Canadian and American culture from contemporary and historical perspectives, focusing on diverse topics such as national and regional stereotypes, differing beliefs and expectations, popular entertainment, racial and ethnic origins, differing systems of government, the social safety net, and problems of prejudice and injustice. It also will look critically at the concepts of the Canadian "mosaic" and the American "melting pot."

Credit Status
One general education elective credit in the Arts & Humanities category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

· broaden your knowledge of current trends and issues in Canada and the United States
· gain a deeper understanding of the roots of Canadian and American attitudes and beliefs
· recognize similarities and differences between Canadian and American culture
· develop your skills in reading, writing, and critical analysis.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.